How to Block Facebook Chat

The first question that’s going to pop up in your head is – Why am I telling you how to BLOCK a feature in Facebook when I should be encouraging chatting on Facebook – social networking in general right?

Okay, think about it this way… You’re working for a radio station and you take requests online. But your DJs have been chatting on Facebook to the point that the radio goes off-air (no song playing and you don’t hear anything over the radio) and then you go into the studio to see what’s wrong and notice that the DJ is chatting on Facebook, quite oblivious to the fact that there’s no song playing on radio. Now imagine that this happens for the zillianth time, despite several warnings.

What’s more important here? Allowing social networking for the DJs or make sure your radio runs the way it’s supposed to? I think you would agree that the main purpose of a radio station is to make sure that music is run uninterrupted. Everything else would have to come after that.

Okay so what do you do as the boss?

A. You fire the DJ

B. You block Facebook

C. You block Chatting on Facebook

Don’t you think that option C. is better for everyone concerned? Why leave candy on the table and tell the kids not to eat. Better hide it away huh? lol

Anyways, long story short, here’s what you do:

  1. First off, you should be on FireFox or Google Chrome browser.
  2. Next, you should get the Adblock plus add-on (It’s available for both FireFox and Chrome)
  3. Once Adblock plus is activated, go to “Preferences” and on the window that opens, click on “Add Filter” (it’s at the bottom).
  4. Type in this script : facebook.com#div(id*=presence)
  5. Now click on “OK”

Now when you log in to Facebook you will notice that the chat bar is missing.

This way, you can selectively block Facebook chatting, instead of blocking Facebook altogether. This would allow your employees or colleagues to continue working on Page administration, creating events and any other work-related activities on Facebook, sans chatting. So, let me know if this works for you. I’m sure there are other ways of blocking Facebook chat. If you know of any other method of blocking only the chatting ability in Facebook, I’d love you to share it with me.

I would also like to know what you think about blocking Facebook chat or any other chat; or blocking Facebook altogether at the workplace.

54 thoughts on “How to Block Facebook Chat”

  1. It worked perfectly on firefox but I’m still working out the URL for google chrome. Thank you so much for the instructions 🙂

  2. Thank you!! Facebook chat started to randomly activate on my account. I followed your recommendation, and FB chat is gone, gone, gone!!

  3. Susanta Naskar

    First off, you should be on FireFox or Google Chrome browser.
    Next, you should get the Adblock plus add-on (It’s available for both FireFox and Chrome)
    Once Adblock plus is activated, go to “Preferences” and on the window that opens, click on “Add Filter” (it’s at the bottom).
    Type in this script : facebook.com#div(id*=presence)
    Now click on “OK”

  4. Updated, it’s no longer blocking it with the command line, apparently the FB Dev changed a line of code to go around it. Got a new line of code to block this stupid sidebar?

  5. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering
    if you knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that
    automatically tweet my newest twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  6. I just could not leave your site before suggesting that I actually loved
    the standard information a person provide to your visitors?
    Is going to be again steadily to check up on new posts

  7. Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell and
    gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!

  8. Have you ever thought about creating an ebook or guest authoring on
    other sites? I have a blog centered on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information.

    I know my readers would value your work. If you are even remotely interested,
    feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

  9. Hello! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog
    post or vice-versa? My blog discusses a lot of the same subjects
    as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you are interested feel free to send me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Great blog by the way!

  10. Hi there! I simply want to give an enormous thumbs up for the nice information you have got here on this post.
    I will likely be coming again to your blog for more soon.

  11. I seldom leave a response, but i did some searching and wound up here How to Block Facebook Chat | Indu Nanayakkara.
    And I do have 2 questions for you if you usually do not mind.
    Is it just me or does it look like a few of these remarks come across like coming
    from brain dead individuals? 😛 And, if you are writing at
    additional places, I’d like to follow everything fresh you have to post. Could you make a list of all of your shared pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

  12. Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide
    credit and sources back to your site? My blog site is in the very same area of interest as yours and my visitors would definitely benefit from a lot
    of the information you present here. Please let me know if this
    alright with you. Cheers!

  13. Make the stock market just one of your investments.
    Instead of only investing in stocks, diversify the type of investments you make so that you
    have better odds of making money. Invest in real estate and
    in certificates of deposit in addition to stocks so that you’ll still make money if your stock investments fail.

  14. Thanks for another informative site. Where else may I am getting
    that kind of info written in such a perfect approach? I have
    a project that I am simply now running on, and I have been at the glance out for such info.

  15. Howdy this is kind of of off topic but I was wanting
    to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledge so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  16. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I
    thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but definitely you’re
    going to a famous blogger if you are not already
    😉 Cheers!

  17. Fantastic post however , I was wanting to know if you could
    write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further.
    Many thanks!

  18. Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!

    Extremely helpful info specially the last part 🙂 I care for such information a lot.
    I was looking for this particular info for a very long time.

    Thank you and good luck.

  19. Pretty great post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to mention that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    After all I’ll be subscribing for your rss feed and
    I am hoping you write again very soon!

  20. Hello there! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums
    that deal with the same subjects? Thank you so much!

  21. I think this is among the most vital info for me.
    And i’m glad reading your article. But wanna remark
    on few general things, The website style is ideal, the articles is really excellent :
    D. Good job, cheers

  22. After exploring a few of the blog articles on your web page, I
    honestly appreciate your way of blogging. I saved it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon.
    Please check out my web site as well and let me know your
    opinion.

  23. Asking questions are in fact pleasant thing if you are not understanding something
    completely, except this piece of writing offers
    nice understanding yet. youtube
    youtube

  24. Having read this I thought it was rather enlightening.
    I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this information together.
    I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and
    leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth
    it! youtube
    youtube
    youtube

  25. Thanks for every other informative blog. The place else may
    I get that type of information written in such a perfect method?
    I’ve a undertaking that I am just now running on, and I’ve been on the glance out
    for such info.

  26. I’ve been surfing on-line more than three hours nowadays, but I never discovered any fascinating article like yours.
    It’s lovely value enough for me. Personally, if all
    webmasters and bloggers made excellent content material as you probably did,
    the net will be much more useful than ever before.

  27. Hello there! This post couldn’t be written any better!
    Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this.

    I will forward this write-up to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read.
    Many thanks for sharing!

  28. I absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your post’s to be what precisely I’m looking for.
    Does one offer guest writers to write content for you?

    I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on most of the subjects
    you write in relation to here. Again, awesome weblog!

  29. Pretty portion of content. I simply stumbled upon your site and
    in accession capital to claim that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your weblog posts.

    Anyway I’ll be subscribing for your feeds and even I fulfillment you get admission to consistently quickly.

Leave a Reply to miglior seggiolini auto classifica Cancel Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *